Some great silhouettes you've made here!! Just a shame you picked a G. Shepherd with a bad back ( I know this is the way you see them at shows but they are also bred with straight backs, these dogs are much healthier)
opal-fireFeatured By OwnerAug 5, 2013Student Traditional Artist
Oh, really? Could you please link me to those or give me the titles please? I'm always eager for more knowledge on the subject of dogs. I've only seen one study and that concluded that the sloping topline was not related to adverse health problems. I've been privileged to know an AKC "slope-backed" German Shepherd and she has never had issues with their joints. In fact, she could work all day! But of course my views can't be limited to one dog, so any information you could provide would be extremely helpful.
The AKC likes the slant back and when they are younger look fine, the AKC refuses to call back the slant back they wanted for show because if they told the public what it really did, then that would make them look bad. leerburg.com/gsd-gate.htm